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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Volume 93, Issue 50

Smoking ban to take effect in January

Nicotine cravers will have to get fix in designated areas along parking lots next semester or get reported Jill Carr

By Danae King Editor-in-Chief

Kelsey Vandenberg smoked outside of the Union on Tuesday, but after break, she’ll have to snuff out her cigarette if she’s in the same spot. The Clean Air Policy will go into effect Jan. 1 and smokers will have to be in a designated smoking area to light up. The closest receptacle to the Union is across Thurstin Avenue. “I just think it is unnecessary,” Vandenberg said of the policy. “It’s

Vice President of Student Affairs

making a problem out of something that doesn’t have to be a problem.” The policy was approved by the Board of Trustees in June and goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014. The policy states that students, faculty, staff and visitors must go to designated areas, usually in

parking lots, to smoke. “The majority of our community members said they wanted this,” said Jill Carr, vice president of Student Affairs. “It’s all about health-related issues.” This semester has been about educating the campus community about the new policy. The University put stickers on sidewalks around campus, made a website about the policy and sent out emails to let students, faculty and staff know about the policy, said Michael Ginsburg, associate dean

of students. Freshman Heather Brown said she hadn’t heard about the policy but is glad it’s happening. “I would love it if they just banned it in general,” she said. Brown doesn’t smoke herself and said it hasn’t been a big problem at the University but it does bother her when she’s walking around campus. The University has gotten a lot of

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CAMPUS brief

University to award 1,042 diplomas The University will award 1,042 diplomas on Saturday during commencement. Those awards include 27 doctoral degrees, 164 master’s degrees, 73 associate degrees and 768 bachelor’s degrees, according to a University press release. Jeffrey Boutelle, president and CEO of Beech-Nut Nutrition baby food company, and Robert Clasen, a cable industry pioneer, will be speaking to graduates during Friday’s and Saturday’s ceremonies respectively, according to the release. Commencement will be hosted at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Stroh Center.


The BG News reflects on notable events from this semester Racially-charged tweets spawn Call To Action — Oct. 7

After a Twitter user with the handle of @PatFalcon sent a flurry of racially charged tweets aimed at the Black Student Union, the group formed Call to Action, which aims to raise awareness about diversity. The group formed a resolution for Undergraduate Student Government asking for support, but it was tabled.

Falcon health center opens — Aug. 19

The new $5 million center is a collaboration between the University and Wood County Hospital, with plans to improve and expand health services for students. The center offers psychiatric services, radiology, a drive-thru pharmacy and a lab for blood draw and urine analysis.

Fracking amendment fails — Nov. 5

The city quashed an amendment to the city charter to ban fracking during election day. The city expressed concern that certain parts of the amendment would raise utility rates by 80 percent and harm existing businesses. The amendment was defeated 3,549 to 1,194 votes.

Elizabeth Smart visits University — Nov. 5 Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart spoke on campus about her nine-month captivity in 2002 and overcoming the trauma of that experience. Smart’s visit was meant to inspire students and was part of the “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories” speaker series by University Libraries.

Peregrine Falcon pilfered from Life Sciences Building — Nov. 8 - 13

University terminates 30 faculty contracts Dec. 1

A 100-year-old taxidermied falcon was stolen from the Life Sciences Building, drawing regional attention due to the fact that the falcon is the University’s mascot. The falcon was returned on Nov. 15.

The University cut 30 non-tenure faculty for Fall 2014. An additional 12 were let go on one-year terminal contracts, totalling 42. The University made the cuts due to lower enrollment in certain departments and to boost faculty salaries to stay competitive with other colleges, said Provost Rodney Rogers.

Football team wins MAC Championship - Dec. 6

The Falcons upset Northern Illinois University, ranked 14th in the nation, in a landslide victory of 47-27. It was the first time since 1992 that the University won the title. The Falcons face Pitt in the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl on Dec. 26.

Melt Shoppe opens after two month delay

EXAM SERIES 3: PLACES TO STUDY Staying in to study in residence halls There’s no place like home and the saying is true when studying for finals as well. While some students might live off-campus, there is a big group that lives in the residence halls. These places provide spaces where students can study. Some of these places include student lounges, computer labs and classrooms, said Director of Residence Life Sarah Waters. “Some have classrooms that are available in the evening where they can work at,” she said. “These have

tables where students can spread out.” Waters recommends students study where they will be most effective. “In residence halls, they have all the resources they need right there,” she said. “They can study in their rooms or in the lounge, where they can pull up their laptops and not have to brave the weather.” She also said that the place a student studies is unique. “In their room, there might be distractions,” Waters said. “For some, that might be a perfect place where they can get the support they need. They just need to know what they need to study. For others, they might

need to listen to music.” However, the places provided are primarily available only to the students who live in the residence halls. “The main lobby is open for anyone but any of the upper floors and labs provided are for current residence students because their funds paid for those things,” Waters said. The halls have taken into consideration that students will be studying, so in order to help they have extended quiet hours, Waters said. “We did this to help promote a quiet environment,” she said. “We hope students do well so they come back next spring.”

Restaurant offers Prohibition style decor, milkshakes, malts By Kathryne Rubright Reporter

The newly opened Melt Shoppe offers a mix of old and new, with a Prohibition theme and tablets that show guests their options. “It’s this idea of taking different elements and creating a fun mix.” said owner Ammar



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Mufleh. Colleen Jenkins, director of hospitality, said Melt Shoppe, which opened Tuesday, aims to provide fine dining, yet offer food everyone can afford. Melt Shoppe was originally going to open in October or

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WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST OVER BREAK? “Family vacation.” Maryah Schmitz Sophomore, Sport Management


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FIGHTING FOR A SLICE Falcons prepare for Panthers with new interim coach Adam Scheier By Alex Krempasky Sports Editor

Aaron Gordon looks to add another trophy to his award heavy season By Cameron Teague Robinson Assistant Sports Editor

For the second consecutive year, the BG football team will be headed to a postseason bowl game as it faces the University of Pittsburgh Panthers in the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl, Dec. 26, at Ford Field in Detroit. The 10-3 (7-1) Falcons earned their 2013 bowl bid after defeating the then-No. 14 nationally ranked Northern Illinois University Huskies in the Mid-American Conference Championship game on Dec. 6. “It’s an honor to go to a bowl game for the second year in a row,” BG quarterback Matt Johnson said. “And to play a BCS team in Pitt, it’s going to be a hard task, but we’re really looking forward to the challenge.” This win marked the first time since 1992 that BG won a MAC title. This will not be the first time that the Falcons will play a bowl game in Detroit. The 2003 BG football team was invited to the Motor City Bowl after a 47-27 loss to the Miami University RedHawks in the MAC Championship game. BG went on to defeat the Northwestern University Wildcats 28-24. “We are thrilled to have the Falcons back with us this year, after such an outstanding 2013 championship season,” said Ken Hoffman, CEO and executive director of the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl. “Their nationally-ranked 2003 team and their sizable fan base brought one of the most exciting games in our bowl’s history to Detroit.” The Falcons have not won a bowl game since 2004 when they defeated the University of Memphis Tigers 52-35 in the GMAC Bowl.

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Your home field advantage!

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BGSU football team

At first glance a matchup between 10-3, MidA merican Champion Bowling Green State and 6-6, University of Pittsburgh looks like a mismatch. “We are excited to play in another game against such a quality opponent,” said Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst in a press release. “Bowling Green was impressive not only in the MAC Championship but all season long and we have a competitive game ahead. If people look at the schedule Pittsburgh has played and the fact that they had only the eighth best record in the Atlantic Coast Conference it may look like an even bigger mismatch. They have the 86th ranked scoring offense in the country, the 61st ranked passing offense and the 112th ranked rushing offense in the country. Those stats seem to play right into the Falcons game plan as they have one of the best defenses in the country. The Panthers are still a very capable team and can compete with the Falcons as they are one of only three teams to hold the Florida State University offense to under 43 points. That is not a great stat but when the Seminoles are averaging 53 points a game and have scored 80 points on a team that is something to be talked about. They also have beaten the ACC runner-ups Duke University early in the season by a score of 58-55. While the ACC has not been a great conference this year that Duke team has compiled a 10-3 record just like the Falcons with wins over Virginia Tech, and the University of Miami. The most important influence on the game for the Panthers will not be in the stats sheet, it will not be who will score for the Panthers against the top ranked Falcons defense. It will be their senior defensive tackle Aaron Donald who will make the biggest impact on the game for them. Donald was awarded many honors this year as

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Ford Field as it awaits Bowling Green and Northern Illinois for the Mid-American Championship on Dec. 6, 2013. The Falcons won the game 47-27 to win their first MAC champion sip since 1992.

Senior reflects on four years of BG Football Ethan Easterwood Senior Writer

I can honestly remember when Bowling Green went 2-9 and the fans were calling for Clawson’s head. I can honestly remember when the Falcons went 5-7 and we were all just hoping to finish at .500. I can honestly remember losing games due to missed extra points and last second turnovers; however I can also remember winning the MAC Championship knocking of nationally ranked Northern Illinois and Heisman hopeful Jordon Lynch. I can remember a lot of BG football over the past four years and this year is something truly special. For the first time since 2008-2009, the team will appear in back to back bowl games, and for the first time since 1992, the Falcons won the MAC Championship. I would say around half of BG’s students weren’t even born yet, including quarterback Matt Johnson. But why should we be excit-

ed for the Little Caesar’s Bowl? I mean, we lost our coach and some of his staff, and it isn’t even a big bowl game, right? This year is a special opportunity at the Little Caesar’s Bowl game because for the first time in a decade, BG could win 11 games and begin to even up the losing postseason record that currently stands at 4-6. BG also will be facing Pittsburgh who had a streaky season to finish at 6-6, but Pittsburgh comes from the ACC which is an automaticqualifying conference. This is an opportunity to beat one of the larger conferences and represent the MAC. The Little Caesars Bowl is just as prestigious as any other non-BCS bowl game, and until BG goes undefeated, this is likely the best we can hope for, so we may as well appreciate the opportunity. A win would make a large difference in next seasons recruiting, which is likely to take a hit with Clawson’s sudden departure. An 11 win team, MAC Champions and Bowl winners says a lot to the next batch of college standouts. Most importantly it gives

the world one more look at how good this team can be. BG turned a lot of heads in larger circles than just the MAC after their trampling of Northern Illinois. Larger conferences were thanking the Falcons for not allowing NIU to bust their party, which means larger conferences were taking notice. The Associated Press had 10 votes for BG to become nationally ranked. When many tuned in to watch Jordon Lynch extend his Heisman campaign, they instead saw a sophomore phenom that despite setting defenses on fire all year saw little attention. Matt Johnson was not selected for any AllMAC honors despite his accolades and school records. Another game means more heads to turn. The Falcons currently boast the fifth best defense in the nation, which should give Pittsburgh quite a handful, even with BG’s interim coaching situation. Nonetheless, it would be naïve for anyone to write off Pittsburgh in the game, so I guess you’ll just have to go to Detroit on Dec. 26 to watch.

Preview From Page 2 BG has been to three bowls since 2004 including the 2008 GMAC (lost to Tulsa 63-7), the 2009 Humanitarian Bowl (lost to Idaho 43-42) and the 2012 Military Bowl (lost to San Jose State 29-20). The upcoming bowl game against Pittsburgh will be BG’s first football game without Dave Clawson as the head coach since Nov. 28, 2008. Special teams coordinator Adam Scheier will be taking the head coaching reigns as interim head coach after Clawson left

Pitt From Page 2 he was named the ACC defensive player of the year, the Outland Trophy winner naming the best offensive or defensive lineman and he was named to the First Team All-American team. He also earned three even more prestigious awards when he was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Trophy,

for the head coach position at Wake Forest University this past week. This game is a special one for BG quarterback Matt Johnson, who hails from Harrisburg, Pa. Johnson is coming into the game with a little motivation after learning that he will be facing the Pittsburgh Panthers on Dec. 26. “I know a lot of guys on [Pittsburgh’s] team,” Johnson said. “I played against them in high school. It’s going to be exciting going up against guys I personally played against.” The bowl game will also be the final time the senior

players will be suiting up as a member of the BG football program. “It was kind of difficult, the first couple of years, not being able to experience [a bowl game],” senior tightend Alex Bayer said. “So to go back, especially in my last year, and being able to go out and play in another game, it’s exciting.” Fans can buy discounted tickets and bus tickets for the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl from the athletic department website, Follow @BGNewsSports on Facebook and Twitter for live updates from the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl on Dec. 26 at 6 p.m.

Chuck Bendarik Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Trophy. The Nagurski is awarded to the nation’s most outstanding defensive player, the Bendarik is awarded to the “Defensive Player of the Year” and the Lombardi is awarded to the nation’s most outstanding lineman or linebacker. “I’m just overwhelmed with all of the wonderful honors from this week,” said Donald in Pittsburgh press release. “The name

“Lombardi” says it all. All of the finalists are such great players. I’m blessed to have been chosen for this award.” This Pittsburgh team is not to be underestimated, they can and have competed w it h some of the best teams and players in the country. Although their stats don’t jump out like the Fa lcons stats do the Panthers will not be an easy win by any means.

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PEOPLE ON THE STREET “I’m looking forward to seeing friends and family.”

Anna Babinec Freshman, Gerontology

What are you looking forward to most during break?

“Being able to see family and home town friends.”

Luke Zona Sophomore, Neuroscience

“Not being in class.”

“Spending time with friends and family.”

Ashley Robinson Sophomore, Business Administration

greg burleson Columnist Of all places to have an academic epiphany, I was sitting in a hostel no more than a few hundred yards from Loch Ness’ northern coast. Firstly, no, Marshall Erickson and I did not find Nessie but we did give it a good try. More importantly, this moment didn’t just change my academic career, but also my outlook on the rest of the world. While studying at the University of Sheffield in Great Britain, I took a class titled “The Decline and Fall of the Western Roman Empire.” While conventional wisdom for nearly 1,500 years pointed to decline and fall, a differencing opinion began in 1971 when a tremendous British historian revolutionized this and all historical fields. My British professor and peers strongly felt in favor of this new opinion which believes Rome did not decline and fall but instead, morphed

expressed his distaste for the English and revolutionized my perception of geo-politics. He said, in response to my peers not believing Rome had declined and fell, “Those Brits only think that because their empire has, in fact, declined and fell. Thinking that is a coping mechanism for their declining civilization.” The ramifications of this are enormous. The difference in opinion between my classmates and I was not based upon academic achievement but was, however, based upon our society’s differencing philosophic approach to ideas like culture, society and empire. This idea, however, does not require an ocean between members to elicit different reactions. Take for instance a common debate at the University. Long after the faculty actively pursued and voted to be represented by a union, the last vestiges of this argument refuse to go quietly into the night via faculty and administration alike. This issue is raised with regularity in this very forum and is almost comically stereotypical when you consider the circumstances. It is rea-


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Rise and fall of great empires similar to University in to an entirely new manifestation which can be viewed as better, worse or about the same. I leaned heavily towards decline and fall; after all, to dramatically simplify this, I challenge any of you to point to the Roman Empire on a map. What I did not realize was I was not just disagreeing with my peers and professor on this one issue. In fact, we were debating large scale geo-political perceptions of our surroundings and none of us had any way of adequately grasping the tremendous scale of our cultural differences. I struggled with this issue horribly. That is, I struggled until that otherwise uneventful day in Scotland. I was in the hostel talking with an Irishman who was about my age. Overlooking his distaste for Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator,” and the obvious poor taste in film, this man was very intelligent. At one point we began discussing my studies and I mentioned the conflicting debate with my peers. What resulted is among the most brilliant comments I have ever heard. Without thinking for even a moment, this Irishman


sonable that those in favor of running the University like a corporation would have a predisposed dislike of unions. These people continue to keep the debate alive amid a point in time in which the Faculty Association is needed the most. Many would consider an inquiry to where a public university is spending money to be a natural and commendable service. This interest is, however, not shared by any who harbor this preconceived antiunion sentiment. Students are already viewed as clients opposed to pupils; do the voices which operate against the collaboration of students and faculty truly have our best interest at heart? An establishment, which actively attempts to chastise those who wish to propagate a beneficial environment for students and faculty, reminds me of a quote from Sigourney Weaver’s character in “Avatar.” “They’re [peeing] on us without even the courtesy of calling it rain.” Respond to Greg at

Even in self doubt, keep going forward CASSIE SULLIVAN FORUM EDITOR

Out of the three fortune cookies I had sitting in front of me one night, the first I broke open said, “All your hard work will pay off.” While I shouldn’t be looking into fortune cookies for something to get me out of the sudden funk I was in my last night on campus for this semester, I thought about everything I had done. I have been able to take a few steps forward with my life, there have been steps backwards that I have had to work around, but that’s behind me now. But these things weigh down on me, along with seeing the better parts of my life. My grades aren’t stellar and I am well aware of that. It’s something that I will improve in the upcoming semester, with a few other things, like not running myself ragged when I don’t have to. But why did this quote hit me?

I’m not sure. Besides, I often don’t see that I’m working hard on something unless I’m told. I don’t know if that is normal, but it’s what happens. When people don’t tell me I’m doing a good job or working hard, I have terrible selfdoubt. I wonder if I’m doing the right thing or if I’m not, I don’t think what I’m doing is what I should be doing. The biggest relief I ever get is when I’m being told that I’m doing a good job. While it seems like I want the attention, I don’t. I just want a little feedback. While I have my self-doubt moments where I wonder why I’m even doing what I’m doing, I know somewhere out there thinks it’s a good job. I think that’s enough to keep me going while I push forward to the future. Don’t let the lack of feedback scare you, but keep going. If needed, it’s always possible to tweak what you have to. That’s something I need to tell myself a bit more. Respond to Cassie at

Parents still best friends, offer support Jim Tressel should coach football team Alyssa Benes Columnist

I called my parents at 12:30 a.m. one night this week because I had no idea what to do. I’ve been dealing with some pretty bad neck pain recently and this morning, it got to the point where it was nearly unbearable. After sitting hunched over all day studying, my neck was so tight and hurt so bad that it was giving me one of the worst headaches I’ve had in a long time. I had absolutely no idea what to do. I tried looking it up online, but that wasn’t helpful. My dad has some pretty serious back problems, so I figured he might have a few ideas that could help me out. I knew both my parents would be asleep, so I could only hope one of them would wake up. Thankfully, my dad did. I felt absolutely horrible about waking him up because it also woke my mom up, and both of them have to be up early for work.

Luckily, my dad gave me a few ideas and I was able to get some more studying in before going to bed without hurting my neck too much. I talked to both my parents later that day, apologizing for waking them up so late at night/early in the morning. Both of them had the same answer: “It’s okay. That’s what we’re here for.” My parents are two of the coolest people on the planet and two of my best friends. I’m close to both of them and incredibly thankful for that. Without them, I really don’t know what I’d do. Though I feel bad about waking them up this morning, I don’t feel bad about asking them for help or advice if I need it. It really is helpful getting the perspective of someone that is older than you and has been through more in life. I remember my parents saying that one day I’d realize that they really do know what they’re talking about. Honestly, I wish I would’ve realized that sooner, though, at 20, I can say that I’ve realized it before some of my friends that are older than I am. There’s nothing wrong with it, either way. Some people

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need a little bit more time to figure things out. Others are perfectly fine without asking their parents for guidance. It’s not like I completely ignored my parents in high school. In fact, I was closer to my parents than most of my friends were to theirs. Back then, I just didn’t appreciate the fact that they were doing and telling me what they knew was best, based on what they had experienced in their own lives. I don’t talk to my parents every day because I know that as much as I love them and they love me, I live on my own and we all need some space. However, I don’t hesitate to call or text them when I have a funny story or find something that relates to an inside joke. Parents really can be our best friends and still be our parents. They’re there to love and support us and help us the best that they can when we need it. I love being so close to my parents. Though most of my friends are here at school, it’s really nice to go home to my family, who are sometimes the best friends anyone could ask for. Respond to Alyssa at

Anthony Pinto Guest Columnist

My name is Anthony “Tony” Pinto and I am a 1980 graduate from Bowling Green State University. I graduated with a major in broadcast journalism and a minor in management and marketing. I am a very loyal University alumnus. I want to thank President Mary Ellen Mazey for taking the raise she recently received from the University and giving it towards scholarships. What a great gesture. We seem to live in a society today driven by money, greed and stature. I applaud Mazey. I also want to compliment Mazey by again saying, “thank you” for reaching out to the alumni. It is also to my understanding that Mazey had a big part in keeping hockey going at the University. When I was at the University, nobody messed with BG hockey. We were a power. Thank you for keeping the sport that put the University on the map. Mazey, may I make a sound suggestion? Dave Clawson has elected to leave the University for another school. Finding a replacement is of utmost importance. There are many of us who want to


“Finding a replacement is of utmost importance. There are many of us who want to come back for a homecoming. ” come back for a homecoming, go to a bowl game, who want the University to not only be ranked academically, but also be a force in sports. Sports should not be a priority in life, but, it is a big part of American culture. And, because it is a big part of American culture, it is a big part of our lives. Having said this, it would be nice to see the University aggressively pursue Jim Tressel. Tressel is an Ohio native who has a great track record in recruiting and in helping and educating individuals. He has had a great career at Youngstown State University and at Ohio State University. I am seeking your support in asking our Director of Athletics to highly consider pursuing Tressel. I want this program to go forward and not backward. Think of that stadium

being filled every home game. Think of Tressel hiring somebody underneath him to take over after he has brought the University to another level. Think of the University not only being ranked high, but fighting for a National Championship. Think of people around the country saying, “Ohio, those are good people.” After I graduated from the University, I spent two years back home in the Cleveland area. Then I went to Louisville, KY, for six months, then Italy for a month, then Newport Beach, Calif. for eight years covering the 11 western states, and then I was transferred to Atlanta for 16 years where I covered the seven southern states and now, almost five years in Dallas. And every place I’ve gone, people love people from Ohio. We are special. I want to “thank you” again, for what Mazey did to promote the University in a positive way. I know there may be some obstacles to overcome. Nobody is perfect in life. Work with the NCAA. However, people deserve a chance. Tressel deserves that chance. Grab him now before another MAC school does. Respond to Pinto at

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Holiday season keeps businesses busy during break Downtown maintains customers through events, special promotions; makes up for loss of student population By Alex Alusheff Managing Editor

Despite the mass exodus of nearly 16,000 students for winter break, local business owners won’t be scraping by to make ends meet. The holiday season makes up for any lost business that local owners might feel. “Winter break for us is our

busiest time of the year,” said Greg Halamay, owner of Finder’s Records on Main Street. “Things quiet down after the first of the year, but that’s common for any retail business.” Halamay usually has to restock his inventory after the “holiday sweep,” offering discounts throughout different parts of the store to

attract the local crowd. Practices like these are tactics Dwayne Gremler, University marketing professor, suggests college town businesses employ to make up for the loss of a target audience. “Ideally, you have more than one target audience ... so you can shift emphasis to other groups through price

promotions, contests or special hours,” Gremler said. “It’s a good time to drum up new business to local crowds to drive traffic you usually don’t get.” Finder’s offers vinyl records sales and discounted turn tables, DVDs and CDs, Hallaway said. A lot of his business comes from community residents

more than students throughout the year anyway, he said. However, it is during these breaks that those residents come out more. “We do a mix of things to target different populations of the region [during break],” said Barbara Ruland, execu-

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MELT SHOPPE is a newly-opened restaurant on North Main Street with a Prohibition theme that allows guests to build their own orders.

MELT From Page 1 November, Jenkins said. “As far as construction and things like that we kept getting our dates pushed back,” Jenkins said. Jen k ins sa id Melt Shoppe feat u res a “const r uct ion menu” which allows guests to build their own orders. Macaroni and cheese and grilled cheese can be made with a variety of meats and cheeses, from basic to expensive. Melt Shoppe also offers salads, roasted chicken, deep fried chicken and New York strip steak. Many of the ingredients for these foods come from the local area. “I was intrigued by the opportunity to capture the movement toward locallysourced produce [and] ingredients,” Mufleh said. “We’re sourcing as much as we can within a local parameter.” This includes getting local poultry, meats and cheeses. Muf leh tries to maintain a 30 to 45 mile radius for obtaining ingredients. “Our menu is tied to the seasons,” Mufleh said. While the restaurant is looking to get more local beers on tap, some customers enjoyed the drinks prepared for them. “They know how to make an old fashioned,

that’s rare,” said Logan Buck, a graduate assistant at the University. Milkshakes and malts are also featured. Muf leh said Roger’s Drugstore used to occupy some of the space where Melt Shoppe is. Being able to get a milkshake at a drugstore is “part of the American culture that has somewhat faded,” Mufleh said. “We have a lot of interesting places to eat [downtown]” said Barbara Ruland, executive director of Downtown Bowling Green. Melt Shoppe will be another unique, non-chain restaurant, Ruland said. Since it isn’t a chain, customers can help to shape the menu. “It’s very interactive through social media and our in-house tablets,” Mufleh said. The tablets can feature items, but they can also be used to take suggestions for new ingredients. Guests had positive things to say about Melt Shoppe once it opened. “The food was very good. They have a few kinks to work out with the timing, but it was very good and I think it’ll improve,” said Chrissy Jones. Ruland hasn’t been to Melt Shoppe yet, but she is looking forward to it. “It’s got a focus on cheese and ice cream, two things I really like,” she said.


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SMOKE From Page 1 feedback from people who are happy about the policy, Ginsburg said. Smokers will no longer be able to walk around when smoking; the designated areas will include a stash-inash and a sign with links to a website telling people of the policy and about options at the University for getting help to quit, Ginsburg said. People can also smoke in their cars. Vanderberg said she’s never been asked to move or stop smoking but said she would if someone asks her to. “I think [the ban] is a positive move because it protects those from being exposed to secondhand smoke who don’t want to be exposed to secondhand smoke,” Ginsburg said. Junior Joe Daugherty was smoking with Vandenberg and said he thinks “smokers should be considerate of people who don’t want smoke blown in their face.” He said it’s understandable that people don’t want smoke near them, but it’s “just sad it has to be a ban.” As for enforcement, Carr said it’s supposed to be a community effort. “It’s going to take a little bit of time for people to be ALYSSA BENES  |  THE BG NEWS comfortable with that,” she THE UNIVERSITY placed stickers on doors and sidewalks informing the campus said. “I hope people would be community about the smoking ban, which goes into effect Jan. 1. comfortable saying, ‘Hey, we

have a new smoking policy.’” Faculty and staff will have to be role models for students when enforcing the policy, Carr said. If someone doesn’t go to a designated area when asked, they may be reported to human resources if they are faculty or staff and to the dean of students if they are students. “If people are obstinate and don’t want to be part of the greater community, more action would have to be taken,” Carr said. Though the policy isn’t meant to deter people from smoking in general or make them quit, sophomore Madison Dinardo said “it definitely feels like they’re trying to push us to stop smoking.” “It’s definitely a personal decision,” she said. “One, it’s not their business, and two, if they say they’re pushing health they should have more healthy options ... You can’t smoke, but you can drink this coke.” While there is no exact plan to make the University healthier, Carr said she personally thinks the next step would be to increase the amount of fitness options on campus. The University will review the smoking policy after it has been in effect for a year, Carr said. Right now, there is more information about the policy, about quitting and a map of the designated areas on the University website. Many of our Apartments Feature:

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Alumnus lands dream job at NASA

Sandifer attributes success to University By Geoff Burns Pulse Editor

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The sky is not the limit for alumnus Carl Sandifer. Sandifer graduated from the University in 2005 with a bachelor’s in applied mathematics currently works for NASA serving as the Planning Lead for the Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) Program Office Management Team, which works to deliver radioisotope power systems (RPS) to NASA missions. A few of the missions Sandifer has been a part of were The Voyager and Curiosity Mars, which are both powered by RPS and don’t require sunlight to operate. Sandifer said working for NASA is a dream come true and he always wanted to do something that allowed him to connect to space in some way, whether being an astronaut, providing navigation or supporting the development of future space missions. “Working for the programing office that generates RPS systems that integrated into space craft to do deep space missions and explore the solar systems is the coolest thing in the world for me,” Sandifer said. “It’s nice to feel like I’m contributing to some of those questions we have as a human race that we’ve always wanted to know about things in our solar system.” Sandifer worked toward his degree at the University while supporting his child and was involved with Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. He also met his falcon flame during his time at the University, whom he is currently married to. He said his time spent at the University helped him prepare for essentials in what he currently does at NASA. “The actual fundamentals and how to manipulate equations really made it [possible] to excel at NASA,”

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MEDIA reviews “THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG” Movie | Grade: ABy Kendra Clark In Focus Editor

Like many other “Lord of the Rings” geeks, I have been waiting for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” to come out ever since I watched the first of the three “Hobbit” movies a year ago. I am very happy to report that I was not disappointed at all. The Dwarves in the movie were just as funny and personable as the first movie. They had their happy, sad and funny moments as the movie progressed. And let me tell you, the action was worthy of all the other “Lord of the Rings” movies, showing epic Legolas action on the bow and arrow. I have to say one of my favorite parts of the movie was watching Gandalf actually use his magic. In the other movies, the viewer doesn’t get to see that much action come from his staff. However, when Gandalf goes to Dol

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University classrooms open to beliefs, controversial subjects Students voice opinions in class more freely than in high school By Kathryne Rubright Pulse Reporter

College can be a time of exposure to new beliefs, but not everyone agrees on who should expose students to those beliefs. “I think [professors] should actually talk about more than they do,” said sophomore Sarah Ghose. She said while restrictions on what can be discussed might be appropriate in high schools, there isn’t such a need for restrictions in college. Sophomore Rob Muniak had a similar opinion on the difference between appropriate discussions during high school or college classes. “I feel like in college it’s fine to share personal beliefs. College professors should be allowed to say more than high school [teachers].” Muniak said by the time of college, students should be strong enough in their own beliefs that they are not too influenced by what professors tell them. “In my philosophy classes I wish they would discuss more religion,” Ghose said.

Ghose is a philosophy and psychology major. She said much of philosophy has a basis in religion, but that often isn’t talked about much because religion can be “a touchy subject.” Julie Barnes, executive associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said classes on the Bible as literature can be uncomfortable for some students. “If you’re a very devout person and you take that class, you may disagree with viewing the Bible as literature,” Barnes said. However, there are other controversial topics that might cause tension between people during class. Muniak said, “touchy topics like abortion” should generally be avoided, although what he finds appropriate depends on the situation. Classroom discussions can be an issue when they are not relevant to the class, Barnes said. “In general, students register for a class to learn a certain body of knowledge,” Barnes said. “Faculty is obligated to deliver that content.” Senior Dillon Steiger felt that when he

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FRESHMAN MATT Katzenmayer decorates his room with lights and a tree during the holidays to make it feel like home.

Students decorate room for holidays, personalize space to relieve stress By Amber Petkosek Social Media Editor

From miniature Christmas trees to USB lightup Menorahs, decorating for the holiday season is something some students take very seriously. Sarah Waters, director of Residence Life, said she sees many students decorate their rooms with different things. “What I see most is students will get colored lights, and they will hang them around their window or maybe drape them around the

mirror,” she said. Waters said it is also common for her to see miniature trees if the students celebrate Christmas. “One of the cool things I’ve seen is there are so many small things that plug into a USB drive,” Waters said. “So students will plug in a flashing snowman or I’ve even actually seen a USB menorah that lights up.” Freshman Matt Katzenmayer said being

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BG -5 BG 32, Pitt 14

BG 37, Pitt 21

BG 50, NIU 15

BG 25, Pitt 14

NIU 42, USU 2 Bay Area > Michigan.

NIU 52, USU 14 MSU defense is the real deal and the PAC-12 is worse than the Big Ten actually.

NIU 30, USU 28 Their win against OSU was well deserved. I hope they beat Stanford.

are going to take out their Jordan is about to be pretty angry As much as I like to see Jordan Good luck. #23Northern Illinois Huskies anger on the Aggies. with that MAC runner-up and 3rd Lynch crying, I think they got this. vs. Utah State place heisman.

NIU -1.5 #5 Stanford vs. #4 Michigan State

NIU 34, USU 30 la la la.

Stanford -4.5 Stan 33, MSU 22

#1 Florida State vs. #2 Auburn

MSU 28, Stan 20 Auburn is going to make Jameis Jameis Winston is a god, nothing Winston. more.

FSU -8.5 Auburn 34, FSU 28 #12 Clemson Clemson is still hella over ranked. vs. #7 Ohio State Ohio State -2.5

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Stanford 12, MSU 7 I don’t know.

FSU 50, Auburn 35

Auburn 20, FSU 17

We honestly deserve to lose after Go bucks! the MSU game, but I don’t have the heart to pick Clemson.

OSU 21, CU 18

OSU 30, CU 15 CLEM 33, OSU 21 I’m a Duke basketball but why not Johnny Football. cheer for their football team plus I hate Johnny Manziel.

OSU 15, CU 14 Because they’re better.

A&M 49, Duke 7

Duke 21 , A&M 20

A&M 16, Duke 5

#24 Duke Dook sucks! vs. #21 Texas A&M Texas A&M -11.5

FSU 32, Auburn 24 Ohio State sucks.

MSU 35- Stan 32 I want Auburn to win but I want to win the pick ‘em.


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Leaders’ influence in city, campus impact lives The BG News recognizes people enacting or making progress on change in community

David Jackson

President of the Faculty Association Jackson has led the opposition to the administration’s 115 faculty cuts in the past year. By organizing silent protests and marches, the Faculty Association has sustained the message that the cuts will degrade a University education. “I’m proud of the work our organization is doing to fight faculty cuts, and continuing to do so next semester,” Jackson said.

Alexandra Lahey

Daniel Gordon

First Ward Council member, University graduate student Gordon organized community improvement committee meetings to address east-side issues after the rezoning issue in February. Since those, council has bought Ridge School to turn into a green space and examined ways to make Bowling Green a more bike-friendly town. “These meetings are a means of exploring these issues,” Gordon said. “The most important thing you can do for someone is improve their quality of life.”

Barbara Ruland

Jeff Nelson

Director of the University bookstore Nelson has helped lower book prices for students by bringing in a book rental company that will make more books available to students to rent for less. “It will control cost for students as far as stretching budgets and the overall cost of college will be more affordable,” Nelson said.

Mary Ellen Mazey

University President Under her watch, the administration has cut 115 faculty positions throughout the year. The administration maintains that the cuts were necessary to keep costs down for students in a time of dwindling state funds. Mazey also froze a tuition for next year and donated her $50,000 bonus to scholarships. “We are facing changing demographics and a recovering economy,” Mazey said in an email. “But we are up to these challenges — our goal is to provide a quality, affordable education with nationally recognized academic programs. Is it easy? No, but we are making progress.”

Kevin Lewis

President of FORCE As President of Feminists Organization Raising Consciousness and Empowerment, she has begun working to stop the sexist signs on Wooster Street during opening weekend. She has also helped with Bathroom Safari and hosted Take Back the Night.

Vice President for Student Affairs Carr headed the committee that helped to write the Clean Air Policy, a campus-wide smoking ban that will go into effect Jan. 1.

“It’s important for students to lead change,” Lahey said. “I hope events like these not only heighten awareness ... but make more tangible changes on campus.”

“One of the things I really liked with BG ever since I came here was it’s distinctive sense of place,” Ruland said. “We want to keep BG a place people want to come to.”

“The works that’s been done can’t be contributed to one person,” Lewis said. “Without every piece of the puzzle, it wouldn’t work.”

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“The issues we talked about ... are overarching,” Yingling said. “I think it’s important to bridge our campus resources and community resources and work together on these issues.”

Dave Clawson

Executive Director of Downtown Bowling Green Ruland is responsible for promoting and coordinating special events downtown such as Black Swamp Arts Festival, Winterfest and Classics on Main Car Show. She also helps market downtown shops to bring in more business.

President of Black Student Union, University student Lewis led the formation of Call To Action after a second outburst of racially charged tweets in October. The group revived the discussion of diversity issues on campus and pushed the Undergraduate Student Government and University administration to take a stand with them.


Faith Yingling

Director of Wellness Yingling has helped the Wellness Connection and Student Wellness Network host panels on sexual assault and mental illness. She has also used actors and plays to illustrate the seriousness of sexual assault and rape and helped to host eating disorder awareness week this past spring.

Jill Carr

Football head coach After a 2-10 season in 2010, Clawson took the football team to its first MAC Championship since 2003. Led by Quarterback Matt Johnson, the Falcons won their first conference title in more than 20 years. The team also went to three bowl games in five years. “The exposure that the football team has brought the University has helped all areas across campus,” said Jason Knavel, assistant athletic director.

DEALS From Page 5 tive director of Downtown Bowling Green. This includes promoting discounts through social media, or through downtown-wide events such as Small Business Saturday, which was Nov. 30. The event promoted shopping at local businesses, with a chance to win gift certificates to restaurants and shops. Downtown Bowling Green gave out $1,000 in gift certificates, which Ruland said will draw more business since people will be spending more time there spending their award money. For Keeps, a gift shop located on Main Street, participated in the event and owner Amy Craft said business will remain steady as usual. “It’s not a real dramatic drop in business because we’re so busy until Christmas,” Craft said. Both residents and students are drawn to the Vera Bradley and Alex & Ali products the store offers, driving its business. For Keeps also updates its Facebook page with special promotions when it gets new products, Craft said. Aside from local discounts and deals, The Melt Shoppe had its grand opening Tuesday, which Ruland hopes will spawn more interest in visiting downtown. “It’s different downtown when the students aren’t here, but it’s not like we roll up the sidewalks,” Ruland said.


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Women’s basketball makes it to third round of WNIT



Baseball wins MAC Championship








BG to play Pittsburgh in Little Caesars Pizza Bowl



Clawson takes head coach job at Wake Forest





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Chris Kingston is named the BG Athletic Director












Volleyball defeats number 14 ranked BYU three sets to two

Men’s Soccer ties The University of Michigan 1-1


Hockey defeats Ohio State 4-3



Travis Greene sets single season rushing record



BGSU Football wins the MAC Championship





Brooke Pleger finishes seventh at NCAA National Championships

Matt Johnson earns starting quarterback spot with win over Kent State

Hockey travels to Pittsburgh Women’s basketball to play ranked opponent Falcons will participate in the Three Rivers Classic Dec. 27, 28 By Corey Krupa Reporter

The Falcons ice hockey team will have the week off before playing in the Three Rivers Classic on Dec. 27-28. T he tou r na ment will be played at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Boston College, Penn State University and Robert Morris University will also be in the two-day tournament. On Dec. 27, Boston College will face BG at 4:30 p.m. and Penn State will face Robert Morris at 7:30 p.m. The weekend competition will be the first nonconference games for the Falcons since playing Ohio State on Oct. 29. The consolation and championship games will be played Saturday, Dec. 28 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. BG has an overall record

of 8-8-4 and 6-6-2 in conference play. Boston College has an overall record of 10-4-2 and has a 6-1-1 conference record. Boston College is led by its head coach Jerry York, who was the head coach for BG during their 1984 NCAA championship season. He has more than 900 wins as a head coach during his career and has won four NCA A championships with Boston College including a 2012 championship. Robert Morris won the inaugural Three Rivers Classic tournament title this past year, defeating Miami (OH) in the championship game. The Colonials have an overall record of 2-10-2 and are winless on the road this season. Penn State skates into the series with a 3-9-1 overall record and are

0-2-0 in conference play. They beat tournament opponent Robert Morris 5-4 on Nov. 1. BG is coming off a 4-4 tie in overtime this past Saturday night against Michigan Tech. The Falcons erased a two-goal deficit in the final three minutes of the third period in the WCHA weekend finale. BG received goals from skaters Mark Cooper, Dajon Mingo, Ben Murphy and Bryce Williamson in the tying effort. Sophomore goaltender Tommy Burke made a career high 43 saves. The Falcons went 1 for 3 on the power play and 2 for 4 on the penalty kill. With the tie, the Falcons earned three of a possible four points on the weekend. The Falcons scored a total of seven goals this past weekend at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena against Michigan Tech.

Falcons travel to Indiana to play against number 12 ranked Purdue By Tara Jones Reporter

The BG women’s basketball team will take on its third Big Ten opponent this season on Sunday, Dec. 22. The Falcons will travel to Indiana to take on a nationally ranked Purdue team at 12 p.m. The Boilermakers are 7-2 overall on the season and are ranked 18th in the nation. Purdue has picked up three home wins against Ball State, Belmont and IPFW. The Boilermakers added four road or neutral site victories as well. They defeated IUPUI, Toledo and Kansas on the road and beat TCU at the 2013 Hardwood Tournament of Hope in Mexico. Purdue suffered their first loss in that same tournament, falling to Stanford 69-86. The Boilermakers’ most recent loss came to Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium as part of the Big Ten/ACC

Challenge by a score of 78-99 on Dec. 5. Purdue will face Green Bay in Wisconsin on Dec. 18 before its match with the Falcons. BG took on the University of Michigan as part of the Iona Tipoff Tournament on Nov. 8. The Falcons defeated the Wolverines by a score of 63-52 in New York. Just a few weeks later, the Falcons traveled to Columbus for the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge, where they would go on to face Ohio State. Bowling Green defeated the Buckeyes on their home court 64-52. Like the Boilermakers, the Falcons are undefeated at home. BG has only played two home games this season, but picked up wins for both. The Falcons defeated Niagara on Nov. 15 and UW-Milwaukee on Dec. 8. BG is also undefeated in true road games, picking up wins at Butler, at Iona as part of

the Iona Tipoff Tournament, and at Ohio State in the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge. The Falcons added three neutral site wins from early tournament play against Michigan, Old Dominion and Monmouth. BG’s only loss of the season came to Marist in the Hall of Fame Challenge on Nov. 22 by a score of 60-74. Before heading to Purdue, the Falcons will welcome Massachusetts to the Stroh Center on Dec. 19 to make up a game postponed due to weather. To conclude the month of December, the Falcons will return to the Stroh Center on Dec. 29 as they face Saint Francis University following the Purdue game. The SFU game will also be the Falcons’ last non-conference opponent before beginning Mid-American Conference play on Jan. 4 against Buffalo at the Stroh.


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Sandifer said. “I got a very sound, quality education for me at BG and as a result I was able to have a very successful opportunity at NASA.” Emily Monago, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, was Sandifer’s adviser through a scholarship program and said he was a student who stood out because of his maturity and willingness to take the extra step in getting things done. “I remember when I was writing my dissertation and

ROOMS From Page 6 an avid decorator when he lived at home, he had to find a way to do the same at the University. “I go crazy and all out at home. I’ve got the whole musical light show, and the 25-foot snowman,” he said. “I needed to keep myself occupied while I was here, and to remind myself of home, and make myself more comfortable while I’m here.” In Katzenmayer’s room, he has lights strung around the room as well as different light up figurines and an

HOBBIT From Page 6 Guldur, he displays a little of his magical skill when he fights with the dark lord. Another part that I absolutely loved was how Smaug was portrayed in the movie. I didn’t get a chance to see it in 3-D, however I’m sure it was amazing. Smaug the dragon is terrifying and I found myself scared of him just as much as Bilbo seemed to be when they encountered. He is so big and his voice just seems to suit the dragon. It makes the fear that the villagers and Dwarves have of him seem very real. There were only a few drawbacks that I found in the movie. One was that I found many of the characters to be very one-dimensional. When I say characters, I mean all the Dwarves. Bilbo and Gandalf show changes and seem to grow as the adventure contin-

DISCUSS From Page 6 took a human development and family studies class, the instructor focused too much on talking about why that was a good major. “[He was] almost recruiting us to that major,” Steiger said. It’s not always a bad thing if unexpected information is given. Ghose said that in her sociology of aging class, saving for retirement was discussed. She said she hadn’t expected

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I needed people to help me out, he was one of the first people in line to help me out,” Monago said. “He was always a very helpful, caring, engaging and ... with all of those things going on he was trying to help others.” JamesJackson,directorofthe Gateway to College Program at Owens Community College, said when he was teaching an extended orientation class aimed at trying to keep minority students focused on school, Sandifer instantly became involved and ended up becoming the student facilitator for the class.

“Even as a freshman he was more focused and serious than other students,” Jackson said. “Carl knew why he was in college and he wasn’t going to blow it partying and drinking because he was on a mission to graduate and I’m pretty proud.” Sandifer said he enjoys his time at NASA and would not trade it for anything else. “I definitely wake up in the morning excited about coming in the next day to support my team in really cool challenges,” Sandifer said. “If you can plan things out strategically, you can really get things done.”

artificial tree. Sophomore Rodrigo Patterson decorated not only his room, but also the common room in his suite. “In my room I’ve got the little ornament wall sticks, and I’ve got a mini Christmas tree,” he said. In the common area Patterson has lights strung around the white board as well as two poles decorated to look like a present. “I love decorating,” Patterson said. “It’s kind of a stress reliever, especially when it comes time for finals.” When it came to decorating, Patterson was the one who did all the decorating.

“It was mainly me,” he said. “One of my suitemates is Jewish so I made sure to include some Hanukkah stuff as well.” Waters said one of the big concerns of Residence Life when it comes to decorations is making sure they meet the safety requirements in the Community Living Standards. “We know that students like to personalize their space and make it feel like home, and if that means decorating for various holidays, students are permitted to have decorations according to the Community Living Standards,” she said.

ues in the second movie, but the Dwarves seemed to have one personality and stick to it. I almost felt like I was watching “Snow White” with the very predictable behaviors of the seven Dwarves. Even Thorin Oakenshield, who had shown a change and growth in the first movie, was very predictable in his behavior and seemed to only have one tone. Despite that, I still have my crushes of the Dwarves. Kili, one of the two brothers who are nephews to Thorin, showed a romantic side and even seduced an Elf in the movie. Call me a girl, but I already had a crush on Kili from the first movie, so seeing him like that was like music to my ears. The kicker that I must warn people about is the final scene, where Smaug takes off for the village and leaves Bilbo staring after him. All I had to say was, “can it be next year now?”


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